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ACCESSIBILITY

Welcome to the fabulous accessibility challenge!
Microsoft is here for you all.
We will Provide our top technology mentors, resources and expertise to empower your mission to solve super important accessibility issues and create a more friendly world.
Here are some amazing case studies and resources that can boost your imagination and inspire you to solve this challenge. 

Video - AI for Accessibility

Cognitive Services - Infuse your apps, websites and bots with intelligent algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/

Azure Cognitive Services in Containers

Video Indexer - Azure Video Indexer is a cloud application built on Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search, Cognitive Services (such as the Face API, Microsoft Translator, the Computer Vision API, and Custom Speech Service). It enables you to extract the insights from your videos using Video Indexer video and audio models.
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/media-services/video-indexer/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/media-services/video-indexer/video-indexer-overview
 

Custom Vision - Easily customize your own state-of-the-art computer vision models that fit perfectly with your unique use case. Just bring a few examples of labeled images and let Custom Vision do the hard work.

https://www.customvision.ai/

 

Azure Mixed Reality Cloud - Mixed reality on HoloLens 2 combines an untethered device with apps and solutions that help people across your business learn, communicate, and collaborate more effectively. It's the culmination of breakthroughs in hardware design, artificial intelligence, and mixed reality development from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/mixed-reality
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/

Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2

Azure Kinect DK

Seeing AI -This app was designed for the blind and low vision community, this project harnesses the power of AI to describe people, text and objects.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/seeing-ai
 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/garage/wall-of-fame/seeing-ai/

 

Seeing AI Currency Detection resources - GitHub

https://github.com/xiaoyongzhu/SeeingAI-Currency-Detection

How Seeing AI narrates the world

Microsoft Translator

Microsoft’s AI-powered speech and language technology to support students in the classroom who are deaf or hard of hearing.

https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/ai-powered-captioning/

IMMERSIVE INTERACTIVE BROADCAST

Welcome to the Immersive Interactive broadcast challenge! 
The aim of this challenge is to let viewers actively participate in live action / Interactive broadcast. It’s time to expand our viewers horizons with super Interactive broadcast concepts
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Azure Mixed Reality Cloud  - Mixed reality on HoloLens 2 combines an untethered device with apps and solutions that help people across your business learn, communicate, and collaborate more effectively. It's the culmination of breakthroughs in hardware design, artificial intelligence, and mixed reality development from Microsoft.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/mixed-reality

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/

Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2

Azure Kinect DK

Cognitive Services - Infuse your apps, websites and bots with intelligent algorithms to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret your user needs through natural methods of communication.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/cognitive-services/

Azure Cognitive Services in Containers

Video Indexer - Azure Video Indexer is a cloud application built on Azure Media Analytics, Azure Search, Cognitive Services (such as the Face API, Microsoft Translator, the Computer Vision API, and Custom Speech Service). It enables you to extract the insights from your videos using Video Indexer video and audio models.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/media-services/video-indexer/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/media-services/video-indexer/video-indexer-overview

Custom Vision - Easily customize your own state-of-the-art computer vision models that fit perfectly with your unique use case. Just bring a few examples of labeled images and let Custom Vision do the hard work.

https://www.customvision.ai/